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After running for a long period of time, my computer starts making a clicking sound. Then it goes to "blue" screen. I was told to make sure my fan was running when the computer is started. I have noticed that it does not.

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First thing replace your fan. if your computer shuts of, then the mother board has a fail safe when your cpu gets too hot. if that doesnt stop the clicking noise then its your hard drive, get a new one pretty soon or back up all your data.

Fans a very important in a pc, heat will destroy a computer this is why servers are placed in a controlled environment.

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